As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an excellent opportunity for a Research Coordinator to work in the Chu lab. The position will assist the Primary Investigator (PI) with the development, oversight and execution of investigator-drive clinical research trials and non-intervention studies. The focus of the research group is on epidemiologic and interventional studies against respiratory pathogens, in particular influenza and RSV. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overall management of several research sites, development of protocols, obtaining human subjects approval, and training and supervising clinical research staff in execution of these trials. The position will work closely with participating institutions, including clinics, hospitals, workplaces, and other facilities to develop and implement protocols for respiratory virus surveillance and use of intervention strategies to block chains of transmission in vulnerable populations. The Research Coordinator will directly report to the PI and be responsible for data management of the trial, biospecimen tracking, and field staff oversight. This position will require strong personnel management, organizational, and data management skills, and the ability to work well in a multi-collaborative team.Specific duties include:Program Communications and Liaison:Manage communications and work with PI to liaise with funder agencies and other stakeholders, including community agencies, health care clinics, health care providers, and program participant sitesWork with PI on grant and report activities for funderMonitor programmatic deliverables that are well-documented, and communicated to stakeholdersCoordinate weekly research meetingsClinical research human subjects, data, biospecimen management duties:Work with the PI on the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of multiple research programsWork with the research team, including the PI, biostatistician, co-investigators, and research assistants on overall project design and managementDevelop and oversee a project management calendarHelp develop research protocols for feasibility and collaborate with the PI to develop study budgets and implementation plans.Help develop research materials, which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials. Manage and coordinate monitoring and evaluation protocols, including reports for summative and process evaluations Assist with coordination of key stakeholder meetingsDevelop protocols and supervise studies to screen, enroll and follow study subjects, coordinate research study visits, communicate with research subjects.Travel to University of Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be required for study oversight.Serve as main protocol resource person for the investigator and or research sponsor, study subjects, local and central labs, and other staffConduct study site visits to track enrollmentBudget & Financial Analysis:Manage budget planning and expenditures for research studies Work with the PI and AID financial staff to identify and resolve budget and financial management issuesAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field plus a minimum of two years post-bachelor's or one year post-master's project coordination experience in a research setting.Additional Requirements:Knowledge of project management principles and practices related to public health program design and implementationExcellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated competency in preparation of correspondence and reportsStrong analytical skills; ability to synthesize data in a statistical software program for use by a statistician for overall data analysisAble to present data in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.Experience managing programs, including monitoring of budgets and work plansStrong attention to detailAbility to solve problems independentlyAbility to work both independently and as part of a team Computer experience including electronic CRF, MS Office including Excel, Outlook, and Acces.High-level organizational skills, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary teamAttention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in busy work environment with competing priorities Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIREDMasters in Public Health or related fieldExperience working in field of public health and/or infectious diseases.Knowledge using and building REDCapAttention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in busy work environment with competing priorities.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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